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Cypress Hills Provincial Park Dark-Sky Preserve

Elkwater, Alberta 4038933833

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Alan Dyer

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Due to its high elevation and lack of urban light pollution, Cypress Hills was the first designated Dark-Sky Preserve in Alberta. Every August the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada holds a Summer Star Party that's considered one of the largest stargazing events in the country. The park also offers a variety of camping options, so cosy up by the campfire and gaze in wonder at the starlit sky. If the conditions are right, you may even see the Northern Lights.

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  • Camping - Group
  • Beach
  • Bike Trails
  • Visitor Centre
  • Hiking Trails
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  • Northern Lights Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling & Mountain Biking
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